dammitjulie:

But really, “Dear White People” should be called “Dear White People AND non-Black People of Color” cus there are questionable-problematic-racist-as-hell POC

just sayin’

jesuisperdu:

Dear White People

official trailer HD; in theaters oct. 17

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"But above all, I am terrified of making my mother the villain in my life rather than showing how she has been a victim."

Gloria Anzaldúa, La Prieta  (via mamma-panther)

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nnamu:

enmieim pack your bags and get your papers in order. we’re leaving in January!!

okay! I need to brush up on my Korean :P 

If anyone has the secret to ridding guilt, bitterness, and the tendency to repeat past arguments/events in one’s head, please let me know.

Ever since I’ve moved back in with my parents, rather than forming a closer bond with them I feel more bitter and bitter and even more isolated. I understand that my mom needs time to digest my “undesirable lifestyle”, but continuously shutting down any conversation that makes her uncomfortable just brings more tension. 

Honestly, I just feel like I shouldn’t have told her. She obviously rather live in denial than understand that I will never be the person she wants me to be. I just want to move out to a different country, erase all my contacts, social media, change my name, and start over. 

incogneeco:

bklynboihood:

meandmybois:

#OUTINTHENIGHT #NJ4

Anyone got deets on this film?

Here’s what I got from the Facebook:

OUT IN THE NIGHT (formerly titled The Fire This Time) follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Renata, Terrain and Venice, were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves. Strangers jumped in to support them and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. They became known as The New Jersey 4.OUT IN THE NIGHT follows their journey to Rikers Island, to the courtroom, and through slanderous media coverage that labeled them a “Wolfpack” and “Lesbian Gang”. While exploring the fight from all sides through the security camera footage that captured it, that hot August night in 2006 can be seen from many perspectives. But our film’s purpose is to examine the events after the fight: biased media coverage likening the women to “man-hating” animals, and unprecedentedly harsh sentencing by the court. This story shows how four young, queer women of color were unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.

It’s currently running the film festival circuit, but you can keep checking the website for new screenings: www.outinthenight.com

incogneeco:

bklynboihood:

meandmybois:

#OUTINTHENIGHT #NJ4

Anyone got deets on this film?

Here’s what I got from the Facebook:

OUT IN THE NIGHT (formerly titled The Fire This Time) follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Renata, Terrain and Venice, were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves. Strangers jumped in to support them and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. They became known as The New Jersey 4.

OUT IN THE NIGHT follows their journey to Rikers Island, to the courtroom, and through slanderous media coverage that labeled them a “Wolfpack” and “Lesbian Gang”. While exploring the fight from all sides through the security camera footage that captured it, that hot August night in 2006 can be seen from many perspectives. But our film’s purpose is to examine the events after the fight: biased media coverage likening the women to “man-hating” animals, and unprecedentedly harsh sentencing by the court. This story shows how four young, queer women of color were unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.

It’s currently running the film festival circuit, but you can keep checking the website for new screenings: www.outinthenight.com

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WATCH: New Film Aims To Show Truth Of Native American And Trans Experiences

dbeat:

Native trans woman acted, native trans woman directed. Trying to get to one of these screenings.

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serenity-moon:

Haruka & Michiru: A Lesson on Innuendos

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Made a short video on my family’s trip to Big Bear (my uncle, aunt, and cousins are here from Korea! :D) lol the quality is crap but oh well. I should do this more often. 

Music by the AMAZING Laura Mvula :)

Graduation speech

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cynthiasjoteria:

tuneage:

John Legend - You & I (Nobody In The World)

They are young and old, cis and trans, straight and queer, in sickness and in health, and they come in countless colors, shapes, and sizes. They are women, and for four minutes and 15 seconds, John Legend pays them the basic respect that half the world’s population is routinely denied. 

It is not a revolutionary video — at least, it shouldn’t be. Deceptively simple in form and function, You & I uses only a progression of medium shots of individual women. Presented with their totality, the differences fade away, and we are left with the fact that before anything else, women are simply and unignorably people.

That this is hailed as a radical political statement shows the sad state of our culture. But it makes such simple statements all the more important to make. 

ft. the bea: laverne cox

Jam of the day. 

prettyofcenter:

bahutkuch:

fabianswriting:

Botecitos de Educacion from Pueblo to Academia 
film by fabian romero in collaboration with the Ortiz-Romero familia
music by Julz Ignacio 
art direction by Nora Ortiz and Alejandra Abreu

Artist Statement:

I was prepared for my first day of kindergarten by my soothing mother’s voice. She fed me, walked me from mi Nina’s house to the steps of my classroom, gently straightened out my fingers gripping her hand and pushed me inside of the room all while telling me about how lucky I was to go to school. I couldn’t focus on the teacher, my head elsewhere, with my mother. I could hear her telling me about how my sister and I would be the first women in a long time to be given this opportunity. It didn’t lessen the stress or the nerves of separating from my mother. What I felt then is what I have felt my entire life that being the first comes with a lot responsibility. It’s hard to carry.

My first day of kindergarten foreshadowed my future in education. I didn’t follow the rules from the beginning and was kicked out of the room for staring out the window instead of folding my hands and looking toward the teacher. When class ended I forgot my way home although it was only a few blocks away. The hot Mexico sun has a way of turning known streets into endless dusty alleys. A cousin found me sobbing in a shady spot and walked me home. Creating Botecitos de Educacion from Pueblo to Academia has been the walk back home after getting lost. It is my return to my roots, honoring of my parents struggle and accepting my responsibility as a first of many to have higher education.

more about the film:

Given the struggle and sacrifice my parents continue to live through to give their kids, including me, a better life and an education, I feel contentious about academia. Academia is exclusive and separates people into categories of educated and the uneducated. This separation creates a power dynamic that validates academic learning and dismisses learning outside of the institutions. With Botecitos de Educacion from Pueblo to Academia, I want to challenge this binary and bridge the knowledge that I have gained from my uneducated mother and father. In the years that I have been in school I have tried to challenge this gap by bringing in the knowledge I grew up with in Mexico. I believe this bridge is dangerous because it challenges the tower/system that academia occupies.

thank you so much for sharing this intimate and powerful piece. i was really struck by the split screen depictions of the two worlds, the gulf and proximity that exists between them. and still, i thought it was really skillful how in having your parents narrate the piece, that frame and the world you occupy with them felt centered, and the world of academia and the classroom seemed almost like it was in service of telling their story - of your home, private moments, and roots. which, reading your description after watching, feels like is in line with what you set out to do, and the life work you are doing. thank you for this glimpse into your worlds. <3

thank you so much. not only is this film mine, it is my families. and when i saw this comment i called my sister to read it to her and we both sighed in unison. it means so much to know that someone watched this and felt our intention come through. and thank you for seeing how much care and intention i put into my art and work. 

thank you so much. xx